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  • Originally published 02/12/2013

    Mystery of eccentric landowner solved after 300 years

    An excavation of a mausoleum in the grounds of Pentillie Castle in Cornwall is thought to have uncovered the body of Sir James Tillie, who died 300 years ago in 1713.His final resting place has been a mystery for centuries – leading to him being dubbed Cornwall’s very own Richard III.Sir James, who built the home in 1698, left instructions that on his deathbed he should not be buried....